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Stunning Grand Bahama Penthouse Villa - Upgraded, Rated Platinum, Fantastic View

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,730 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleep 6-8 people

Bahama Bay is a beautiful, Caribbean-style, 24 hour gated resort on the banks of picturesque Lake Davenport; our vacation home, the Grand Bahama is the most spacious of the three bedroom villas, not to be compared with the smaller Abacos. With more than 1,700 square feet of air-conditioned penthouse comfort, the villa provides the epitome of quiet relaxation. The best beaches in America are just forty five minutes away, or you can venture onto the many championship golf courses or take the family to world renowned adventure parks, such as Disney, Universal, Sea World. That's when you are not enjoying Bahama Bay Resort’s many fabulous amenities, which include 17,000 sq.ft. recreation center & clubhouse, pool bar & grille, four swimming pools with whirlpools, children's pool & play area, full service spa & salon, fitness facility, Internet access, mini-market, volleyball, basketball, tennis, billiards, walking trails, sandy beach, fishing, and more!

Dining Options On-Site: At Bahama Bay Resort when it comes to dining you can have the best of both worlds... If your passion is cooking or saving on food cost, then our self-catering villa is perfect for you. There is a store within the resort where you can buy basic grocery items, but if you're looking for something specific then there are both Publix (supermarket) and Walmart Superstore (supermarket/department - open 24hours) stores just minutes away. There may, however, be times when you want to eat out... 'Mambo's' is a casual poolside grill where you can get snacks throughout the day. You can even have pizzas delivered to you in your villa! 'Tradewinds' lakeside restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and alfresco lunches. The dinner menu is extremely varied and we’re sure there’s something for the most discriminating palate! Need a drink? There are two poolside bars and the 'Tradewinds' cocktail bar, offering weekly activities (Karaoke), happy hour and live entertainment.

Dining Options Off-Site: If you wish to try some local establishments, ‘Orlando Ale House' boasts the best for daily specials on food and drink! Or for the family with varied tastebuds, 'Golden Corral' is a good inexpensive buffet. These are just a few of the various establishments found in the vicinity, from pizza to sushi..

More Details

Chris and Nicole
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Chris and Nicole

This is Chris and Nicole from Toronto, Canada! We are both professionals working in competing high-tech companies. When we aren't working, we enjoy spending time with friends and family and, of course, travelling to somewhere warm!

Chris and Nicole purchased this villa in 2010

Why Chris and Nicole chose Bahama Bay

We decided early on that we wanted a home in Florida for our future retirement and to enjoy during our time-off while we were working. We visited over 30 properties in the Orlando area, and while each one had some unique characteristics that we liked, only Bahama Bay hit the mark for us.

Located on over 70 acres of land, the resort is truly that - a resort. The buildings are all offset, so you aren't looking into your neighbour's windows. There are pools and tennis courts and barbecues and walking trails and a fitness centre and a sauna and... well, Bahama Bay just had it all. When you settle in, even though you are about 10 minutes from Disney, you feel a world away.

What makes this villa unique

All of the villas at Bahama Bay are great, but what makes our unit just a bit more unique than the others is LOCATION.

Our villa overlooks the central pond whose fountain is lit at night. Our screened balcony is the perfect spot to enjoy an early breakfast or a late-night book. We are literally a two minute walk along a lighted path to the main Club House with oversized pool, fitness centre, hot tubs and children's splash pad, Two minutes across the parking lot will take you to the resort's barbecue area and children's playground.

We are at the centre of the action, and as our realtor always tells us - LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION.

I hope you will have a chance to share our unique piece of paradise in the midst of the hustle and bustle that is Orlando.


Car: recommended

Our villa is set within the Bahama Bay Resort amidst 70 acres of lush landscaped grounds on the shores of Lake Davenport in central Florida. Just minutes away from local stores, 10min from Walt Disney World Resort, 20min from Seaworld Orlando and 25min from Universal Orlando Resort and downtown Orlando. Other nearby attractions include shopping malls, outlet stores and five 18-hole golf courses. You can also swim with the dolphins, visit wildlife preserves, ride in a hot air balloon and even schedule a visit to the Kennedy Space Centre. Bahama Bay Resort lies near the intersection of US-27 and US-192. It is a 40min drive from Orlando International airport and a 90min drive from Orlando Sanford International airport.

Other Activities: Basketball, beach volleyball, billiards, darts, video arcade, kids splash pad, table tennis.


Bahama Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1730 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master En-suite - toilet , tub , shower , His and Hers Basin. Double Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , His and Hers Basin. Double Shower Enclosure
  • After a busy day, relax in the sumptuous garden heart-shaped corner bath in the master en-suite or the garden tub in the shared guest bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Stunning En-Suite
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Shared four-piece bath
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Shared four-piece bath
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • For our youngest guests, a crib is available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Our villa on the 3rd (2nd for UK) top floor features two full-sized bathrooms each with an oversized garden tub, extra-large walk-in shower enclosure and dual sinks; a king-size bed in the master bedroom with direct access to a spacious balcony connected to the living area, a queen-size bed in the first guest bedroom with patio door access to a private balcony, two twin beds in the second guest bedroom, and a sofa in the living room that opens into a queen-size bed. All guest bedrooms are equipped with 32-inch flat screen wall-mounted TVs and the living area with a 42-inch. For our young guests, a crib and highchair are stored in the villa’s master closet. For your convenience, there is also a full-size laundry room located off the foyer. Kindly note that some entertainment items (like pool tables, darts, video games, etc.) are located in the Club House or on-site poolside bar. All are located a short walk from our villa and are complimentary for resort guests.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews

Nice resort perfectly situated to Disney World and Universal

  • 5 of 5

Chris took perfect care of us. Definitely a great host. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to Bahama Bay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sean, Thank you so much for your feedback. It was an absolute joy working with you. You were an amazing guest and I would welcome you back anytime in a heartbeat. We are very pleased with our location as it offers quick access to the Disney property via some of the back roads. It sounds as though you found the back roads maps that I provided to you of some assistance and time saving during stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not-to-distant future! that I provide maps for to our wonderful guests like yourself.
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Thoroughly enjoyable! We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Chris & Nicole,

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful condo. The property is stunning and the unit itself is immaculate and well maintained. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Your pictures just do not do the property or unit justice. We had a fantastic time and being so close to Walt Disney World, we especially enjoyed watching their nightly fireworks from the condo. We would not hesitate to stay here again and have already been recommending your condo to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deb & Jim, It was a pleasure welcoming you both as guests to our villa. We are entering our seventh year of ownership at Bahama Bay and have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received from the so many guests that have stayed with us. We know there are many options in the areas surrounding Walt Disney World, so when guests decide to stay with us we work hard to ensure that their visit to Orlando is magical not only while at Disney, but also while staying with us. Thank you again and I look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Waxahachie, TX

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for our Disney family vacation. Very spacious three bedroom condo in a resort with lots of great amenities for young and older children. Owners were great to work with and gave us good tips on traveling routes to avoid traffic. On-property management was very helpful with incidentals. The place was close enough to take breaks from Disney during the day with a nice size kitchen for cooking meals and a great balcony for eating outside or watching some distant fireworks!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our villa. It was an absolute pleasure having your family stay with us for your holidays! Disney recently introduced nightly fireworks at Disney Studios and we are very fortunate to be able to view them from our balcony - it's a great treat after a long day when you're not up to staying late enough to see the fireworks in person. Plus you get to sit down and enjoy them from OUR balcony - LOL I sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future, either to this villa or the new addition to our family, a two bed-two bath San Salvador that offers all of the same great amenities in a smaller space (HomeAway/VRBO listing ID: 4361406).
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Another fantastic stay at Bahama Bay

  • 5 of 5

Hello Chris and Nicole,

Thanks for letting us into your wonderful vacation condo once again. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed ourselves to the max. We were joined by our son and his family for a couple of weeks and they can't say enough great things about their stay. Our 5 year old granddaughter enjoyed the pools, hot tubs and splash pad and having her very own room. Your villa is such a great space for a family.

Nice job on the kitchen upgrades, the new back splash and under counter lighting are very nice.

Thank you once again for sharing your vacation space with us.

Bill & Nancy C.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill and Nancy, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are truly pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is such a pleasure to welcome new guests. We are very enthusiastic about all of the amenities at the resort including the four pools, six hot tubs, tennis court, beach volleyball, shuffleboard....... the list goes on and on. We are always thrilled when our guests share in their enjoyment and write back to us what a great time they had. We have even been known to run through the splash pad from time to time on a hot day - but let's not tell anyone ;) Thank you again for staying with us, and we sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the not-too-distant future!
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10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

Quite simply put Chris and Nicole have one of best if not the best properties on Bahama Bay. That is why we rent it for 12 weeks of the year.

They ensure it is maintained to the highest of levels. It has recently benefitted from a kitchen upgrade and all new stainless steel appliances.

The complex is a gated paradise and the staff are a delight. Chris and Nicole make the booking process very easy and are great to deal with.

I am certain that anyone who stays at their property will return back again. It is a true home from home.

Graham and Pauline Dawkins

York, UK

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pauline and Graham. Thank you so much for your review of our home away from home. We are pleased that you were our first guests to experience our brand new suite of appliances. We strive to keep our home in the very best condition so that all of our guests will share a fantastic stay much as you both do every year. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in Florida soon!
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Beautifully designed... Rooms, property.. Everything

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again and again and again. Everything was even more beautiful than pictures. Location was convenient, staff was amazing. My new home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim! Thank you for spending your holidays with us - I am so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We consider StayBahamaBay our 'home away from home', and I am glad that our attention to detail shines through. It is a great pleasure to share our home with great guests like you! Thank you for staying with us and we would be very pleased to welcome you back in the future!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice.

Discounts for stays of 14 days or more - please email for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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